sheryl1986's Journey with Anal Cancer

Patient: Anal Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 57, Stage II

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Was surprised to get the diagnosis because I thought that with the bleeding that they were internal hemorrhoids..but without the pain..

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have decided that it's easier to laugh than cry about all this and "bedazzled" my waist pac that I carry my chemo in!!! Lots of comments from friends on facebook!! And I guess actually they weren't surprised!! Thank goodness for the Dollar Store!! And I shouldn't forget my little friend: my chemo tennis ball!

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Yesterday, i finished my treaments. In 8 weeks I will be checked for anything by all my doctors. I would not have lasted well without family, friends and all that took care of me. I know some of it was me but it was better because of all of them. So am looking forward to the words "Remission". Onward and upward!

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    ITCHING!!! Like crazy!!! thank goodness for Eucerin cream although it doesn't take it all away. Its really fun when you are laying on the radiation table and all of the sudden here comes that ITCH!!!!! And the cramping and diarrhea...lack of appetite..it will come back!

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